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Ziegfeld and His FolliesA Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer$
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Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813160887

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.001.0001

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His Shows Must Go On

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Ziegfeld and His Follies

Cynthia Brideson

Sara Brideson

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter explains how Ziegfeld became an icon for generations to come through the lavish biopic The Great Ziegfeld (1936). Burke is an adviser on the set of the film and is now working at MGM. Next, the chapter provides an in-depth look at other films that use Ziegfeldian production techniques. The chapter concludes with a summary of Broadway and other theatrical productions from the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries that paid homage to Ziegfeld and his legacy.

Keywords:   The Great Ziegfeld, Marilyn Miller, Arthur Freed, Stephen Sondheim, Funny Girl

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